“When morning came, the Hound did not need to shout at Arya or shake her awake. She had woken before him for a change, and even watered the horses. They broke their fast in silence, until Sandor said, “This thing about your mother…”
“It doesn’t matter,” Arya said in a dull…
“I am not frightened,” Edric said indignantly. “Only… is Shireen coming too?”
“No,” said Davos. “The princess must remain here with her father and mother.”
“I have to see her then,” Edric explained. “To say my farewells. Otherwise she’ll be sad.”
- A Storm of Swords
So, Stannis, where were you at the time of Renly’s murder?
“I was still abed when he died. Your Devan will tell you. He tried to wake me.” (A Clash of Kings, Davos II)
Okay… By the way, where was Melisandre at this time?
“The priestess was with me. Your Devan would tell you so.” (A Storm of Swords, Davos III)
But I thought you said you were still in… oh. OH.
“Carl got to THAT PART of Storm of Swords. I’m so glad I was there to witness his emotional break down!” -on September 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm
“Jaime was amused, though unsurprised, to find that Ser Barristan had taken the time to record his own dismissal before leaving the castle.”
lolololol that is such a Stannis Baratheon thing to do. So some time before or after he killed the Gold Cloaks sent after him, he sat down to write this short, concise, politically correct note:
“Dismissed from service by King Joffrey I Baratheon in his 61st year, for reasons of advanced age.”
Although you know he was thinking something like this:
“THAT LITTLE TROLL JUST FIRED ME!!! WHAT THE FUCK? THAT’S NOT EVEN A THING, YOU CAN’T FIRE THE KINGSGUARD. EXCEPT HE JUST DID SO THERE WOULD BE A SPOT FOR SANDOR CLEGANE. SERIOUSLY? SANDOR CLEGANE? IF Y’ALL THOUGHT THE KINGSLAYER WAS BAD, JUST WAIT UNTIL…you know what? It’s not even my problem anymore. RIP Kingsguard, you were once a noble institution. I’m off to Essos to find a temperamental teenage monarch who appreciates me.”
I sat down on one of the bikes. When I looked over at the woman next to me, I saw that she was reading A Storm of Swords, probably only like 100 pages into it tops. Of course, I became super excited and said, “I love that book!” She had headphones in, but she must’ve seen how excited I was and that I was pointing at her book. She just smiled, nodded her head, and mouthed, “Me too.” I noticed that while she was reading it and riding her bike, she looked quite happy.
Then it hit me and I thought,Oh, you sweet summer child, you’ve not reached the Red Wedding or even Sansa’s wedding yet.
Like I told my friend as we were walking out: “She must not know what happens. Halfway through that back, you realize that you can’t read it in public because all you want to do is sob.”
“Thee’th not to be touched,” the Goat screamed, spraying spittle all over Zollo. “Thee hath to be a maid, you foolth! Thee’th worth a bag of thapphireth!” And from then on, every night Hoat put guards on them, to protect them from his own.
Two nights passed in silence before the wench…
“Blue is a good color on your, my lady,” Jaime observed. ”It goes well with your eyes.” She does have astonishing eyes.
Brienne glanced down at herself, flustered. ”Septa Donyse padded out the bodice, to give it that shape. She said you sent her to me.” She lingered by the door, as if she meant to flee any second. ”You look…”
“Different?” He managed a half-smile. ”More meat on the ribs and fewer lice in my hair, that’s all. The stump’s the same. Close the door and come here.”
She did as he bid her. ”The white cloak…”
“…is new, but I’m sure I’ll soil it soon enough.”
“That wasn’t… I was about to say that it becomes you.”
I love this little exchange so much. “Close the door and come here” is one of my favorite sentences in the entire series, and I can’t even explain WHY. Just that it was this scene, right here, that convinced me that Jaime and Brienne were not, and never would be, just “friends”. Yeah, I was ‘shipping it before this. But this was the scene that let me know that they were ‘shipping it too. ;)